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branddia


branddia
 
Home Town: St. Albans, West Virginia, USA
Living In: South Charleston, West Virginia, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2009
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Italian, Southern, Dessert
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Walking, Photography, Music, Painting/Drawing
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Empanadas
About this Cook
Hi, I'm Brandy! I live in South Charleston, WV and have just recently bought a home. I'm still trying to settle in, but I'm getting there! I have never really took to cooking (I love to bake though) and wondered if I would ever get to the point of doing it. I'm finally ready and excited about my journey. I do have 4 pups: Bear (black lab mix), Charlie (pit-rot mix), KC (lab-pit mix), and our baby Loki (weimaraner) his is 7 months old and the tallest of them all. It can be crazy in my house sometimes!
My favorite things to cook
I definitely like baking sweets the best! I also enjoy appetizers. I'm working on cooking more, but have just really settled in to my new home to where I'm cooking dinner. I have to admit I usually don't, but want to learn more. Usually everything that I do cook, turns out great though. I don't have any complaints!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My nana was a great cook! I am starting to build up my collection of her recipes, along my my mother's. My mother is a great cook. I loved many of the things she cooked while I was growing up. She did go through a phase with weight watchers recipes and I didn't care for them much! =) But other than that, she is great. She even came over this year the help me cook dinner for my 1st Thanksgiving and Christmas in my new home. She is a life saver! I still need a lot of work.
My cooking triumphs
I am known for my desserts, and I have a couple appetizers that are always a hit at parties. I have had the compliment of many asking for the few recipes that I have.
My cooking tragedies
Finishing up a batch of black bottom cupcakes(family recipe), and 1 of my 4 pups getting in the kitchen secretly and scarfing all of them down but 4. I can't really think of anything else, besides rice never turning out for me!
Recipe Reviews 13 reviews
Sam's Famous Carrot Cake
Fabulous cake; and a must try! I had many carrot cake lovers say it was the best they have had!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 14, 2011
Ghirardelli(R) Classic White Chocolate Creme Brulee
This was terrific! Very rich but wonderful. It was very easy to make. Will make for after dinner dessert again, thanks!

18 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 7, 2010
Deviled Eggs II
These turned out pretty good. We could taste the vinegar quite a bit. Next time will add less. Other than that; this was a good recipe!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 7, 2010
 
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